SeniorCommodities

Senior Commodity Program

The Billings Food Bank provides much needed food boxes for low income seniors that are struggling with meeting their basic food requirements. Many senior citizens in our community would go hungry without the support of the Billings Food Bank.

Adequate nutrition is critical to health, functioning, and the quality of life of our seniors. Many of our seniors are receiving less than $700 per month, and after they pay rent and utilities, there is not enough money to pay for food, doctors, medicines and other necessities.

The food boxes consist of fruits, vegetables, one can meals, canned meats, milk, cereal, pastas, beans, juices, and additional items as they are available.

Our senior nutrition food box program helps improve the dietary intake of our participants and offers opportunities to form new friendships and create a supportive network.

The Billings Food Bank is currently serving nearly 1450 households each month in Yellowstone, Carbon, Stillwater, and Fergus counties. In addition, the food bank is meeting the food needs of some 3000 families through our client agencies.

To qualify for the Senior Commodity Program a senior must be at least 60 years of age and have a monthly income of $1,037 or less, while a couple can make as much as $1,390 and still qualify.

Applications to participate in this program are available from the Billings Food Bank or you may also call us at 259-2856 and an application will be mailed to you.